Did anyone see this:
This is terrible, that'd be like a Duke/NC State student killing the oak that UNC was allegedly founded under (and all the clones of this tree that they have spread through out their campus). As mentioned in the article the trees will more than likely die. I just hope UMd doesn't get any ideas re: our Duke Gardens, something like this is right up their alley.
"With seven national titles and 20 Final Fours in the 64-team NCAA Tournament era, Duke and UNC have had more playoff success than any other CONFERENCE." - Al Featherston
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Last year, immediately before Alabama played at Wade, several Tide fans – one especially – were very gracious in various DBR threads. While this idiot’s actions are awful and reprehensible, I cannot condemn all Alabama fans, any more than I could criticize all Crazies because a week (or so) ago someone in Cameron had the poor judgment and awful sportsmanship to use a laser pointer (immediately thrown out, which is entirely appropriate).
sorry, I didn't mean to insinuate that all bama fans condoned this, there's always one in every group that makes the fan base cringe and hang their heads
This was a really stupid thing for the one Bama fan to do, and hopefully the two schools can come together to solve the problem.
I spent a lot of time with Alabama fans prior to our game this year, and to a person found them to be very nice and bright fans. Several even went out of their way to try (both before and after the game) to point out what we did well or what they were worried about, which is kind given the absolute mauling they threw down on us. Very nice things to say about our campus and the students they encountered.
One idiot does not a fan base make. but whoever did this should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
(PS. One of the posters here was "banjeaux" from the RollTide board -- very respectful poster IIRC).
"Enjoy every sandwich" -- Warren Zevon
This has nothing to do with class. It's sick and criminal.
Glad the guy was caught. I hope they make an example of him.
Perhaps it is unfair to judge the entire Bama fanbase by the actions of one moron, but it is fair to judge the entire fanbase by the fanbase's reaction to the incident. Are they uniformly critical of the act, or is there an undercurrent of approval? Do they step up to do what they can to make up for the damage?
Case in point: Maryland. Perhaps it is unfair to judge them for the actios of a few, but it is entirely fair to judge them lacking in class for failing to take significant action to curtail such actions - unless choosing to become irrelevant in ACC basketball is the plan to tone down hooliganistic fans.
I wouldn't be surprised if U of Alabama did make some official gesture toward Auburn concerning the event. But to suggest that Alabama HAS to respond in a certain way to be considered good human neighbors or some such thing is misguided at best.
Man, if your Mom made you wear that color when you were a baby, and you're still wearing it, it's time to grow up!
I know if a Duke fan did something this stupid Richard Broadhead, K, or Cutcliffe, whoever the coach, would be denouncing it and offering support, not that they necessarily felt like they had to but because it is just the right thing to do. I hope Alabama does say/ do something even if it isn't publicly.
I agree with those who say you can't judge an entire fan base by a single person or incident. Although it does get harder to ignore when the single incidents add up, but I digress.
It's unfair because it's fans in general these days. Heck it's people in general these days. This article seemed to hit on that. I'm sure there will be those that disagree, that's going too far, but I have to agree with it. Sad state we live in.